The round-robin stage of IPL 2020 comes to an end and Sunrisers Hyderabad were the last team to book their spot in the playoffs. Superb performance from David Warner's team as they beat table-toppers Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.
Warner won the toss and opted to field first. Mumbai Indians batsmen didn't really get going in the first innings. Suryakumar Yadav made a fine 36 off 29 balls while Kieron Pollard's late hitting propelled Mumbai to 149-8 in 20 overs. Pollard made 41 off just 25 balls.
In reply, Warner and Wriddhiman Saha got off to a great start and ensured they stay till the end to take Hyderabad home. Warner remained unbeaten on 85 off just 58 balls. Saha scored 58 from 45 balls. With that win, SRH moved to the third spot and qualified for the playoffs. Eoin Morgan's KKR, the only other team in the contention for the top four, has been knocked out.
Earlier on Monday, Delhi Capitals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi to seal second spot on the table. Despite the loss, RCB are also through to the playoffs.
Delhi will now play table-toppers Mumbai Indians in the Qualifier 1 while RCB will face Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator.
Batting first, RCB made 152/7 in 20 overs. Devdutt Padikkal scored a fine-century while AB de Villers played a quickfire knock of 35 off just 21 balls. In reply, Delhi chased down the total in 19 overs. Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane ended up with fifty plus scores.
Here's the IPL 2020 points table in detail:
Here's a look at the current Orange and Purple Cap holders in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League:
Orange Cap: KL Rahul (KXIP), 670 runs
Purple Cap: Kagiso Rabada (DC), 25 wickets
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